Clarke Elementary Students are preparing a Leaders of Our Community: Clarke Elementary Open House.
It will take place on Tuesday, March 28th from 9:00-10:00 OR 12:30-1:30 only.
Student leaders will guide you on a tour and share upcoming events and exciting happenings.
Please RSVP to email@example.com if you are going to attend.
This will ensure we plan for enough student leader tour guides.
Hope to see you there!
Mrs. Ehrhardt's 1st hour Middle School Technology Class found success building and programming a machine. Check out the video to see the cool things happening in her classroom!
On Thursday, February 23, 2017, many Clarke Middle School Band Members participated in the Clarke Middle School Solo and Ensemble Festival. These band members rehearsed their musical selections and then performed their pieces for a judge. This year, the judge was Oscar Ortiz, the retired band director from Chariton Middle School. First, he listened to each performance. Immediately afterward, Mr. Ortiz offered positive feedback to each performer, as well as suggestions for improvement. Band members earned a rating based upon their performance. After the festival, each performer also received a written ballot from the judge and an award ribbon. Mr. Ortiz selected Colby Feehan, son of Stacey and Ron Feehan, to receive the outstanding seventh grade performance award for his snare drum solo. Emma Bolton, daughter of Tricia and Randy Bolton, received two outstanding eighth grade performance awards for her snare drum solo and her xylophone solo. All Clarke Middle School Band Members are students of Christie Averweg. Emma Bolton also takes additional percussion and piano lessons from Rachel McCoy.
The 7th Grade Chorus sang the National Anthem at the Iowa Energy basketball game on Tuesday, February 7, at Wells Fargo Arena. Little did they know they were the ONLY school singing! Despite being nervous, they represented the school well. The rest of the 7th graders were able to tag along and watch the Iowa Energy play.
Each year Art Educators of Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council host a juried show to celebrate Youth Art Month. Youth Art Month is celebrated nationally during the month of March to highlight the importance of art and arts education programs across the country. Each member of AEI can select ten artworks to represent their school at the judging.
An artwork from each student on our team was sent to state. Judging took place in January and three students from Clarke had work accepted into the 2017 Youth Art Month Show. Jessica Vazquez (11), Alena Allen (10), and Lauren Mickle (8) will have their artwork on display with over 200 other pieces of student work from across Iowa.
A reception will be held on Saturday, March 25th at the Johnson Wellness Center at Grandview University (1500 Morton Ave, Des Moines). You are invited to attend to celebrate their achievement. Registration and activities will begin at 1 PM, and the awards ceremony will begin at 2 PM.
The Youth Art Month show will be on display at Grandview University’s Rassmussen Center (2800 E 14th St) beginning March 10 until the celebration is complete.
If you are in Des Moines, stop by to visit the show and see their work as well as some of the best K-12 artwork from across the state!
FCCLA members, Brittany Beckett and Shelby Kentner, are competing in the STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Event category National Programs in Action. For their project, they set a goal of teaching a minimum of three lessons to 3rd graders. They taught the kids about MyPlate, healthy nutrition, and helped the kids learn how to make healthy snacks. The kids really enjoyed having Brittany and Shelby come to class, and they loved making the healthy snacks!
Middle school and high school staff recently each chose a student who inspires them and makes them want to come to work every day. This video shows each teacher telling the chosen student.